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10 Beach Wedding Venues - UK Beach Wedding Venue Inspiration

Image courtesy of The Gallivant.

There’s something rather special about saying ‘I Do’ with the sand between your toes and a backdrop of crashing waves, don’t you think? If the thought of a beach wedding venue is taking your fancy, you can delve into the Venue Finder to browse through some absolute beauties. In the meantime, I’m here to have a natter about some of our favourite seaside locations that will leave you feeling smitten…

The Imperial Torquay

When it comes to The Imperial Torquay, you can expect contemporary interiors, a rich history and a truly charming space for your ceremony and reception. Whether you want a cosy, intimate gathering with your nearest and dearest or a celebration with up to 350 guests, their lovely team will help you to create the day of your dreams. The traditional blue and white tones of the space offer a relaxed vibe, with spectacular sea views across the Torbay coastline. So, come along and escape to this elegant seaside retreat.

The Ferry House

A charming 16th Century venue in the gorgeous Kent countryside, The Ferry House boasts panoramic views across the Thames estuary, bird and nature reserves and rolling farmland. If you’re a self-confessed foodie, you’ll adore their mouth-watering menu and AA-rosette in-house catering, which is overflowing with fresh produce grown in their kitchen garden. In fact, everything about this characterful venue is utterly lovely and you’re guaranteed to have the best day here.

Polhawn Fort

A romantic, cliff-top wedding venue on the Cornish coast, Polhawn Fort seems like it comes straight from the pages of a magical romantic novel. With exclusive access to their secluded beach where you can frolic in the waves, you’ll have oodles of options for your wedding photographs. Polhawn Fort also has charming home-from-home vibe, where you can really make this coastal wedding venues your own. Complete with a drawbridge, splendid gardens, a Summerhouse and endless sea views, this is made for the modern bohemian-inspired bride and groom. 

The Gallivant

Hidden behind the sand dunes, The Gallivant is an exclusive-use venue with 20 immaculately styled bedrooms for you and your guests to indulge in. From the coastal styled marquee, the sandy beach and the ‘Hamptons’ vibe, weddings here are always exquisite. Enjoy fizz and canapés on the beach, capture memories in the magnificent dunes and feast on food made from local ingredients and produce. And if that’s not enough to capture your heart, just wait until you dive into the gorgeous gallery…

GG’s Yard

Featuring unrivalled views across the Solway Coast, GG’s Yard is a rural wedding venue with a sprinkling of luxury. The perfect combination, don’t you think? With a lovingly converted 200-year-old barn, it boasts exposed beams, stunning brickwork, twinkling chandeliers and a glass front to make the most of the epic sea views. With a number of ceremony options available, you can feel on top of the world with their hillside wedding option – what could be more magical than standing on a Scottish hilltop with the love of your life as you say your vows. Swoon! GG’s Yard fuses coastal vibes with rural luxury – the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable celebration.

Lusty Glaze

Crowned the UK’s Best Beach 2017 by the Sunday Times, Lusty Glaze promises an idyllic setting for a romantic barefoot beach wedding in Cornwall. This secluded, horseshoe-shaped cove provides a peaceful, tranquil location for you to celebrate with your friends and family, no matter what the weather may be! Imagine tying the knot as the waves crash onto the shore, sipping on champagne as the sun sets on the golden sand and enjoying beach games with your loved ones. It truly is a wonderful beach wedding venue, and I can’t get enough of this coastal haven.

Tunnels Beaches

Located in Ilfracombe, a quaint Devonshire seaside town, Tunnels Beaches really is one of the coolest coastal venues on the wedding scene. This ultra-stylish glass fronted venue is set atop a rugged coastline with nothing but sea views for miles. For those sunshine-filled summer days, you can say ‘I Do’ in their delightful thatched gazebo overlooking the beach. If your celebration features stormy, grey skies, don’t fret! The team always have a wet weather plan, and their gorgeous glass-walled function room awaits you. This beautiful beach wedding venue offers gorgeous scenery, spectacular sunsets and even a semi-resident seal. What’s not to love?!

Watergate Bay Hotel

If you want a beach wedding venue with a difference, let me introduce you to Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay. Here, you’ll find stylish interiors, awe-inspiring views and an on-trend vibe that is impossible to ignore. It’s relaxed and fun with a beach chic style – think colourful surfboards, good food and amazing service. It’s a wonderful choice for couples who want an intimate and informal wedding celebration with tonnes of style.

Clovelly Marquee Weddings

A firm favourite in the #CocoCollection, Clovelly Marquee Weddings is the dreamiest setting for your seaside celebration. Clovelly Village has a timeless beauty with cobbled streets, quaint cottages and a pebbled beach, you can just imagine how enchanting your wedding photographs would be. Your marquee wedding will take place in The Great Terrace of Clovelly Court, with space for 200+ guests and even your four-legged companions. It really is the stuff of coastal dreams!

Ardkinglas Estate

Tucked away amongst ancient woodland and sweeping terraced lawns, you’ll find Ardkinglas Estate. This magnificent venue opens out onto the shores of Loch Fyne, with a secluded and tranquil setting that I’m sure you will adore. Exclusively yours, you can wine and dine with up to 200 guests in a marquee or tipi in the delightful garden without any interruptions from the outside world. A rural, coastal retreat, the team can’t wait to welcome you to this majestic setting.

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Lottie Dainton

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Lottie Dainton

Lottie is a Freelance Content Writer and Social Media Manager working within the Wedding, Interior Design and Beauty Industry. You'll find Lottie scrolling through plenty of pretty Instagram pages, walking her dog Mabel or enjoying a cocktail (or two).

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